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assume a calculated move. see how it plays in the polls. well, they have a little something to be thankful for these days at the zoo in chicago. >> new little baby gorilla born there a week ago. so cute. the public got the first look at the new still unnamed arrival yesterday. >> the proud parents are 16-year-old bania and 22-year-old quan, a first time mom. quan has experience. the baby at the zoo is also his. and he has got five girlfriends in the pen with them. >> how does he have five girlfriends? >> that's a playa gorilla. >> don't like that. too many girlfriend. >> oh, come on now. >> i don't like it. >> he is a busy dude. got to do something to pass the time. we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this. ♪ freaks me out ♪ freaks me out
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some good news for women who are enjoying a cup of joe right now. the coffee could help you fight cancer. who knew? >> big news. new research shows that drinking coffee long term may reduce the risk of a common cancer. abc's dr. tim johnson reports. >> reporter: cancer, the most common form of cancer of the uterus. the national cancer institute says more than 46,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year in the u.s. and more than 8,000 women will die from the disease. now a study in "the journal" cancer epidemiology biomarkers and prevention finds that long-term coffee consumption may be associated with the reduced risk for endometrial cancer.
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it says coffee is emerging as protective agent in cancers linked to estrogen and insulin. drinking more than four cups a day cut the risk of the cancer by 25%, compared to those who drank less than one cup per day. scientists site coffee's antioxidant properties rather than caffeine as the healthful component. obviously too much caffeine can cause trouble for some. adding a lot of sugar and cream may offset potential benefits. i'm dr. timothy johnson. >> you have to drink four cups, that's a lot of coffee in a day, that has negative health impacts, drinking that much. >> if you drink tea it doesn't help. coming up, when we come back, tim laird is with us to share thanksgiving recipes. stay with us. with to us share some fantastic thanksgiving recipes the stay with us. ñ@ñs>p
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♪ be our guest be our guest put our service to the test tie your napkin ♪ welcome back, everybody. if you are hosting thanksgiving dinner or in charge of a side dish, have no idea what you will do, don't worry. tim laird, chief entertaining officer and author of "that's entertaining" is here to help us out. welcome back. >> lovely hat. rob, you are setting the stage for thanksgiving dinner. i love that. >> i'm in the mood. >> you are. because one of our favorite holidays. you talk good that, i talk good that. i love thanksgiving. food and fun. >> people want to eat. as always. why we love it here. you brought a feast for us. >> we have fun things to got our spirits raised. start with a fun cocktail. this is jack's maple nut martini. real easy to make. shaker with ice.
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start out with 1/2 ounces of jack daniels, tennessee honey. found this. >> great tasting. honey makes it good. >> found this a couple months ago, honey, maple flavors, pecan, love that. to that, ounce and a half of to that jack tennessee honey half ounce of maple syrup. nice maple. sweetener on there. it's good. hazelnut. 1/2 ounce of hazelnut liqueur goes in there. boom. give this a good shake. with my martini glass, dipped it in caramel sauce then in crushed pecans. so every sip you are going to get pecan, caramel flavor with the cocktail. >> brilliance is incredible. >> i love this cocktail. i know you have work to do, rob, i actually made yours, alcohol free without the jack tennessee. >> no fun. i will try it. >> i'll leave it. after work give it a taste. alcohol free, apple cider, maple syrup in there. cheers, happy thanksgiving. >> that is good stuff. thank you, sir. >> delicious. >> all right. >> around the end. caramel nuts around the end. perfect finisher.
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>> love the taste. >> let's talk thanksgiving side. one secret ingredient. each side. take traditional side to a whole another level. >> up the ante. >> stuffing part of the thanksgiving dinner. when you make it from the box, scratch, whatever your recipe is, that's great. but, substitute the water or chicken broth for apple cider. oh, my gosh. does this make it good? because apple cider and sage and the flavors in your stuffing. they just go together. complements it. >> apple cider. >> good tip. cranberry sauce as well. i don't know why, rob. everybody is buying the canned version. >> all seen. we have all seen this. don't know why they're doing this. cranberry sauce is so easy. basically in a saucepan, three cups of cranberries in, fresh. one cup, sugar, boom. goes in.
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1/2 cup of water. here is my secret ingredient -- 1/2 cup of chambord black raspberry liqueur goes in. that easy. put that on the stove. bring it to a boil. take off all alcohol. black raspberry, cranberries the you have wonderful raspberry, cranberry great flavors. >> so there is really no point to grabbing it out of the can because this is easy. >> see how easy. >> boom, done. >> three ingredients, done. looks great. tastes better. >> people in the office were raving about this dish right here. tell us what you have done with sweet potatoes. >> this is it, everybody has to have fun sweet potatoes, add butter, sweetener pecans. whatever your recipe. great. a secret that will take it to another level. when you are ready to serve, sprinkle with chinese five spice. spice-spice. smells like the holiday. nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, star of
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anise, all the flavors, sprinkle on potatoes. they take a taste -- wow! >> find it in grocery stores? >> all grocery stores, chinese five spice. >> the top again is? >> little sprinkle on top of that. on the pecans whatever you want. great. >> another rule of yours don't let people leave empty-handed make a goody bag. >> great gift idea. little chestnuts in a bag, recipe tied around the side. guests can take it home. makes them a little chestnuts, perfect for the holidays have some fun. that's what it is all about. >> love when you come, tim. you treat us so well. we have the drinks, food, side. everything is great. happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving. >> great to see you. tim laird, chief entertaining officer and author of "that is entertaining!" and thank you for joining us. feeding us well. check out the recipes on wnnfans.com. have a great thanksgiving, everybody. check out the facebook fan page
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call this toll-free number now. welcome back, everybody. time for kind of the holiday themed version of morning papers today on thanksgiving eve. >> i've got a good one from "the daily mail." that is very interesting. women sometimes feel they're under pressure to get engaged by the time they get home for the holidays for thanksgiving. they don't want their families bothering them about the fact that they've been dating someone several years and not engaged. they're buying themselves these fake rings. to take the pressure off of them. i've got to tell you, there's nothing wrong with a little bling. >> it is a lie. how come the dude is not here. ♪ put a ring on it >> the family. pressure is off. you have people like oprah and
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others that wear the ring, celebrating being single and themselves. i'm not -- >> telling me during the commercial break, you can do the dance to beyonce's song? >> yes. >> give us five seconds. >> i'm ready. >> here we go. >> got it down. >> thank you. >> yes, indeed. you know, what, props, props on that. >> just a taste. >> taste of it. >> i'm impressed. whole new respect from me. wednesday morning. whoo. story two here comes to us from houston, beyonce's home town. the "houston chronicle." the couple in line, super target on black friday three years ago. target. she thought he was creepy at first. they started talking, now they're getting married. >> find love in line black friday. >> went back and took their engagement photos at the same super target, standing in line. >> black friday, a good idea. >> be careful the person you are stampeding over today could be
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the person you love tomorrow. >> that's right. i love this. all right, this is a very interesting story out of "the marietta daily journal." apparently a fugitive turkey on the run. >> oh. >> incog, fugitive. apprehended him in the chevron, north marietta parkway, upon questioning the officers learned he was fleeing to avoid the upcoming thanksgiving holiday. no charges were filed. and they're withholding his name. >> i don't blame the turkeys for making a run for it. they know their fate this time of year. make the run. the turkey could have ended up like these turkeys in manhattan. big turkey-eating contest. people who eat ridiculous amounts of food. this woman, the black widow, talked about her before. 145 pounds, 42 from alexandria, virginia. had ten minutes to eat as much of the ten pound turkey. she finished, 5 1/4 pound. a pound more than the nearest oa
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this morning on "world news now" -- travel hassles. a big storm just might turn one of the busiest travel days of the this morning on "world news now" -- travel hassles. a big storm just might turn one of the busiest travel days of the year into an absolute nightmare. >> delays and cancellations could cause a ripple effect for airlines nationwide. it's wednesday, november 23rd. thanksgiving eve. here we are. >> yes. >> good wednesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm sunny hostin. the big thanksgiving travel rush is upon us this morning. that nasty storm with heavy rain and powerful wind gusts could come at a worse time. to cheer up, though, feast on this -- this. i cooked my traditional
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thanksgiving. roast pork in a very special insomniac kitchen this morning. >> look at you with the three kids. the dirty swine looking good. way to dig into that. >> delicious. >> secret recipe, right? >> yes, yes. >> digging into that. >> sharing with everyone. >> can't wait. looks good. also this half-hour, the utah woman so frustrated with her husband's video game habit she went on line and took some action. wait till you see the ad she posted on craigslist. i imagine a lot of women have similar frustrations. >> he deserved this one. later on all the excitement as dancing with the stars disco ball trophy goes to j.r. martinez. what the champions have to say about their big win. >> we called it. we did. >> we did. >> the country was rooting for, the guy, boom, his big moment last night. we like to see that. but first, the mad dash to the thanksgiving table. more than 42 million people are traveling on this holiday weekend. the most since the start of the recession. >> the weather is not playing
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nice. a big storm is drenching the northeast. that could mean a rough ride for millions of travelers. our coverage begins with wabc's reporter at new york's la guardia airport. >> reporter: at la guardia, travelers jumped out of cabs, grabbed their bags and ran to catch planes that in some cases weren't moving. how does it look? >> not very good. we already got in a big fight about it. my husband wanted to leave tomorrow. i think we should give it the old college try. >> reporter: as the holiday travel season begins there are weather-related delays. they aren't yet widespread, but it's just enough to disrupt some thanksgiving plans. >> seeing a lot of red. >> reporter: the red samantha harris is seeing is on the monitors. shows delayed flights. >> really want to get home. >> reporter: into and out of chicago and the midwest. roxanne heborn is waiting for her daughter to come home from college. >> she sent me a text that the weather in chicago was not great. >> reporter: 23 million people are expected to fly in the days
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leading up to and after thanksgiving. the heavy rain is proving to be a factor. but it could be worse. >> at least it's not snowing. >> reporter: the day before thanksgiving, typically one of the busiest travel days of the year. tsa saying the screening process for some passengers changed -- specifically children 12 and under. the screening process for them has been changed so that the number of pat-downs has been reduced, not eliminated. also, children 12 and under will be allowed to wear their shoes. might speed up the process a bit. >> anything that will speed up the line in the airport we are all thankful for. >> absolutely. >> roll through that. let's get the latest on the storm now. and see how it could in fact your travel plans. >> our coverage continues with meteorologist jim dickey at accuweather. good morning. >> good morning, rob and sunny.
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low pressure continues to bring heavy rainfall to new york city, philadelphia, boston. causing major travel issues this morning. heavy snow in the northern end of this into northern and central maine, vermont, new hampshire. some spots seeing six to ten inches of snow. the travel nightmare here for you. in northwest, heavy rain down, heaviest rain, seattle, portland. snow in the cascades. traveling through mountain passes will be difficult. rob, sunny, back to you. >> a mess on both coasts. >> sound awful. >> mother nature has lousy timing. >> i know. apparently the busiest airport today expected to be lax in los angeles, and chicago o'hare airport close behinds. >> busiest travel day expected to be sunday. everybody comes on home. right now looking at a graphic of all the flights in the air right now. look at that from flight aware.com. shows you how crazy the skies are this time of year. >> busiest travel time of the year. >> a rough one. now to presidential politics and last night's republican debate. the eight candidates focused on national security ranging from military cuts to iran's nuclear
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threat. mitt romney and jon huntsman disagreed on when troops should come home from afghanistan. >> our effort there is to keep afghanistan from becoming a launching point. we don't want to pull up stakes and run after -- >> we don't need 100,000 troops. >> many of whom can't cross the wire. we need a presence on the ground more akin to 10,000, 15,000, that will serve our interests. in terms of intelligence gathering and special forces response capability. >> newt gingrich who has been gained in the polls drew heavy criticism after he said some illegal immigrants who made a life here should be allowed to stay in the united states. president obama observes a time-honored white house tradition later today. the chief executive will pardon the thanksgiving turkey. yesterday, though, in new hampshire the president was all business.
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calling on congress to take action before tax cuts for 160 million americans expire at the end of this year. lawmakers will take up the issue when they return from their turkey day break. well, there have been even more arrests in that s.a.t. cheating scandal here in new york. can't believe it. >> i know. it is kinds of scary what kids are capable of doing. the case is raising serious questions about security at testing sites and incredible pressure on students these days to do well. we are joined now with the latest on this. hi, duarte. >> reporter: good morning. 20 students implicated in the s.a.t. cheating scandal. the d.a. says so much money exchanged hands that it gives wealthier students an unfair advantage during college admissions process. 18 students were taken into custody as part of an expanding investigation into s.a.t. cheating on long island, new york. attorney marvin roth represents one of them. >> going to plead not guilty when the arraignment takes place. >> reporter: the second batch of students from affluent communities in long island arrested since september. in total, five people are accused of taking college admission fans for 15 students being paid $3,500 to do
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so. according to long island prosecutors, the alleged imposters present unofficial i.d. with the student's name on it. students registered to take the test at a different school to avoid being recognized by proctors. >> they're under pressure to do well. and it's very hard to -- to make it in this world these days. >> reporter: attorneys for students say the school district should be handling the case, not the district attorney. >> i have no idea what the motivation of the district attorney is. >> the fact that this wide ranging fraud is happening in the high stakes world of college admissions doesn't make it right and doesn't make it legal. >> reporter: because of the investigations the college board which administers the test is reviewing test security and considering having s.a.t.-takers to show i.d. or a digital photo. 40 students may be involved in
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s.a.t. cheating, but the two-year statute of limitations may have spired in many of those cases -- expired in many of those cases. >> there is pressure, a very affluent area. kids paying between $2,500 and $3,500. >> where are they getting money? >> mommy and daddy. >> unbelievable. i'm not sure if it's the pressure, or are they just lazy? i'm not sure. >> laziness coupled with the financial means, hey, take care of me. sense of entitlement. >> shameful. weird. take the test. >> take the test. now to a health warning. listen up if your recipes call for canned food. exposure to bpa increases 13 fold in people who eat canned soup compared to those who eat fresh soup. it can lead to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. it is found in the lining of cans. some countries have banned bpa. advocates are pushing for a similar ban in the u.s. the best way to avoid it -- eat
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frozen or fresh foods. >> is anything good for you? is anything safe? >> yes. >> no cantaloupe, lettuce. >> the thing i cook on later today. >> yeah, can't wait. the other white meat. all right. all right, let's put this one in the sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do file. police in iowa are looking for this guy who helped himself at his local mickey d's. >> broke in through the drive-in window early sunday morning. he got busy. inside, a half-hour. during which time he cooked breakfast and ate it. >> good hash browns. >> delicious. i get upset when they switched the time on me. when i want my hash browns. >> hope the guy showed up before 11:00. he grabbed another soda for the road and left the joint. and the very definition of a hamburglar, folks, who is? >> good one. >> look at that. got you have it, dude. we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this. after this. ♪ what's love got to do got to do with it ♪ covergirls -- set your lashes free.
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♪ what's love got to do got to do with it ♪ what's love got to do got to do with it ♪ ♪ what's love got to do got to do with it ♪ tina turner, couple days ago watching the movie "what's love got to do with it." >> angela basset. >> diesel in that movie. well, time for our favorite story of the day. it's something many of you have probably threatened to do or thought about, especially with the extra stress of the holidays. oh. >> forgot that. >> boom. >> forgot that. holiday. i'm talking giving away your spouse. >> giving away the spouse. >> one wife in salt lake city had enough. posted her hubby on craigslist. well, the price, essentially have the dude for free. ktvx's kylie conway has the story. >> reporter: joseph badly was a
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gamer who got his hands on one of the seven million copies of "modern warfare three." >> so he could stand in a huge line to pick up this game, drive home and begin playing. i didn't see him for like three days straight. >> reporter: joseph was discharged from the military after a back injury in afghanistan and is now glued to a virtual combat. he admits it is not normal. >> no. most of my friends in the military, this is how we stay connected. >> reporter: one day his wife elise and her mother-in-law were shopping on craigslist when a light when off. >> i made a remark to my mother-in-law. i said, oh, i'm going to sell him on craigslist if he doesn't quit playing this video game, and she said "just do. -- she said, "just do it." so i did. >> reporter: they didn't expect much. >> free on craigslist to a good home. >> reporter: e-mails started pouring in. >> couple personal ads for men saying i'm housebroke, i'm
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trained, i'll trade him places. >> thought it was serious trying to give us marital counseling. >> reporter: one woman offered to trade for a bag of skittles. joseph played throughout our interview. even during -- >> i'm not -- >> reporter: tense -- >> quite sure. >> reporter: moments. and although she did put the ad out there, elise is happy to have her hubby home and says game on. >> i think he deserves his game after everything he has done the -- after everything that he's done. i just love him. i just, it was just a joke. ha-ha. >> a good joke too. think we all liked it. last line of the ad read, "if acceptable replacement is offered, will trade." >> good one. >> our facebook question of the day -- have you ever wanted to put your spouse for sale on craigslist? tell us why on facebook. >> i haven't wanted to. >> married? >> 13 years. lucky 13. >> you go, girl. you've got a good man. well, coming up, we are in for a thanksgiving treat.
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>> that's right. my traditional thanksgiving roast. it's not turkey. next in my insomniac kitchen. >> uh-huh. roast. it's not turkey. next in my insomniac kitchen. >> uh-huh. owowowowowowowowowowow
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♪ welcome to "world news now." this is a very special edition of "insomniac kitchen," because you are in my "insomniac kitchen." i am going to cook for you and share a very secret special recipe for thanksgiving. we of course make the turkey and all the fixings. but we make pork shoulder, basically the puerto rican turkey. if you are going to have a puerto rican thanksgiving, you have to have the pork shoulder. get something between eight and ten pounds because it is always so delicious. first thing i do i put in a lot of garlic.
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i think garlic is very important. you spread it around. you cannot make this without adobo. >> very true, mom. >> think you should be liberal with it actually. gives it so much of the flavor. >> yeah. >> you put some down in the dish. because as you saute it while it is cooking and baste it while it is cooking, rather, that will give it some more flavor. the other thing that i usually use is a goya product, sazon, gives the meat a great flavor, and gives it a really wonderful -- >> flavor, the flavor is very important in this recipe. >> yes. the other thing that i used as well is i use extra virgin olive oil. any kind of olive oil. i like to cook with extra virgin. i think it adds a little something to it. the other thing i do is, i put a little bit of wine. i wish i could tell you how much -- wine to put in.
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but it's just to taste. so i would say, a little pour. not even a cup. ♪ >> you put, i would say, probably about -- half a cup of water. >> yeah. >> right. half a cup of water. >> yeah. >> this is the most important step believe it or not. even more important than the seasoning of it is to slow cook it. >> yes. >> right, gabriel? the night before. i have it at 250 in the oven. the unveiling. my goodness. okay. so i have a group of tasters here. my mother is telling me that i may be overcooking it, but i disagree with that. i like it really, really tender inside. and really, really crispy outside.
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are my tasters ready? >> uh-huh. >> you let me know. >> way ahead of you. >> if this is -- you see should just basically fall off the bone. gabriel, joey. get -- let's get your vote. is it magnificent? ms. paloma. are you ready? >> yeah. >> what do you think? what do you think? >> 100%. >> delicious? >> yes. >> and that's your holiday pernil, pork shoulder. >> ha-ha. >> love it. first things first. one, delicious. adorable family. >> my little guy is 9. already five feet tall, a little scary. >> already. explain what this is called what you think the most important ingredient may be? >> it is pernil, pork shoulder. i think the most important thing is to slow cook it. i cook it for ten hours. >> i am going to slow eat it. we'll be right back.
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is to slow cook it. i cook it for ten hours. >> i am going to slow eat it. we'll be right back. >> i am going to slow eat it. we'll be right back. >> glad you look it. way to sle. where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep. and lunesta can help you get there, like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day, have been reported. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions, such as tongue or throat swelling, occur rarely and may be fatal. side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache, dizziness and morning drowsiness. ask your doctor if lunesta is right for you. then get lunesta for $0 at lunesta.com. there's a land of restful sleep.
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♪ >> hey. >> that's the best part. >> yes, it is. uh-huh. >> so glad you are enjoying it. >> i am loving it. read. i'm going to eat. >> finally this half-hour, season 13 of abc's "dancing with the stars" came to a close. the finale did not disappoint. >> did not. who is heading home with the mirror ball trophy, abc's diana alvear has details. >> reporter: rob and sunny, good morning. take a look behind me. i have winners behind me. what a nail biter tonight. i have to tell you i watched every episode. i know i confessed that before. tonight it was so crazy you didn't know until the end what would happen. all three were so amazingly talented.
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in the end, j.r.'s spunk, spirit and salsa-swaying hips that won it all. after countless sambas and scores, america chose -- >> the winners and new champions of "dancing with the stars" are -- j.r. and karina! [ applause ] ♪ >> reporter: an action packed finale that featured dances from the final three. ricki lake and derek hough did their terrific psycho-themed tango. rob kardashian and cheryl burke did a fox trot that flew the judges to the moon. and j.r. and karina jumped and jived their hearts out. then it was time for the first elimination. ricki and derek. there you go. ♪
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>> reporter: the night featured live performances from lady antebellum and dances from all 12 contestants. ♪ >> reporter: but in the end, only one couple conquered the dance floor. taking home the mirror ball trophy. so, what's next for j.r. and karina? as you guessed it, a whirlwind media tour, making appearances left and right and talking about what it took to win and what it means to j.r. as a veteran. a big hearty congratulations to j.r. and karina. rob, sunny back to you from the exciting ballroom. >> diana loves the story. >> love that he won. we called it. >> we called it. ♪ makes me feel like dancing dancing ♪ >> oh. >> more "world news now." >> i'm too full to eat -- i mean too full to dance. >> never too full to dance. there you go. >> more "world news now." >> i'm too full to eat --
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this morning on "world news now" -- defensive debate. the republican presidential hopefuls square off on international affairs, immigration and the pentagon budget. >> why one candidate appears to be the new front-runner. it may not be who you think. it's wednesday, november 23rd. good morning, i'm sunny hostin. >> happy thanksgiving eve, everybody. i'm rob nelson. while gop candidates seemed relatively peaceful at the debate last night, relatively peaceful. president obama is all fired up. he says if your payroll taxes go up you can blame it on the republican party. we'll have more ahead.
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the continuous finger pointing on capitol hill. yes. and also this half-hour, how nasty weather could make a mess out of your thanksgiving travel plans. even if there is pleasant weather where you are now, today's big storm in the east could have a major impact on travel nationwide. >> storm system here in the east. one in the northwest. going to be a mess. be safe out there. folks, if are you hitting the road. later on, music classes don't look or sound the same, we'll show you high tech music lessons with no instruments. steve jobs would be very proud of the kids. a big hit. but first, newt gingrich moved closer to the center at last night's debate. a nod to his surge in the polls. >> absolutely. and it was the former house speaker who provided fireworks suggesting some illegal immigrants be allowed to stay here in the u.s. karen travers joining us from washington. >> reporter: good morning. we saw more disagreements among republican candidates than we have seen so far in any debate. this is their 11th debate of the season. the biggest moment came towards the end when newt gingrich broke from the republican party on a very controversial topic.
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there were just six weeks to go before the iowa caucuses. there seemed to be a greater sense of urgency among republican contenders. there were significant disagreements or key foreign policy issues. on afghanistan -- >> our effort is to keep afghanistan from becoming a launching points for terror against the united states. we don't want to literally pull up stakes and run out of town after the investment we have made. >> we don't know need 100,000 troops, many can't cross the wire. we need a presence on the ground more akin to 10,000. >> reporter: and pakistan. >> bottom line they have shown us time after time they can't be trusted. until pakistan clearly shows that they have america's best interest in mind, i would not send them one penny. >> with all due respect to the governor, i think that is highly naive. again, we have to recognize what's happening on the ground. these are nuclear weapons, all across this nation. potentially al qaeda could get a hold of these weapons.
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>> reporter: newt gingrich came into the debate as the new front-runner and slid under the radar for most of the night until the issue of illegal immigration came up. >> i don't see how the party, the party says the party of the family is going to adopt an immigration policy which destroys families that have been here a quarter century. i'm prepared to take the heat for saying let's be humane in enforcing the law. >> reporter: gingrich any position puts him at odds with most republicans. after the debate, he said he doesn't support amnesty and would send many illegal immigrants home but didn't back down from his statement. rob, sunny? >> pretty remarkable. going back to the compassionate conservative. that will resonate with a lot of voters. >> he put his neck out there. not an easy position to defend in that crowd in this race. see what the backlash may be. also, slight oversight on the campaign you won't see gingrich's name on the ballot in missouri but won't affect his delegate count. political procedural reasons. procedural oversight.
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one funny moment from last night. wolf blitzer asked herman cain a question. herman was like, you see, blitz. >> he called him blitz. >> called wolf blitzer, blitz. >> i know wolf. never called him blitz. i don't think any one has ever called him that. >> don't know where it came from. herman has been fun. all right. moving on now, the man the republicans want to replace of course, president obama. he was in new hampshire yesterday to urge that the payroll tax cuts for americans be extended. if that tax break goes away, the average family would pay about $1,000 more in taxes next year. president obama is urging lawmakers on capitol hill to act now. >> they should be doing everything they can to protect the middle-class from tax hikes. you have got to send them a message. make sure they're listening. tell them don't be a grinch. >> long-term unemployment benefits could also come to a halt in the beginning of the year if congress does not take action. six million people would lose weekly checks averaging $300.
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an increasing number of americans are traveling this thanksgiving weekend despite soaring airfares and gasoline prices. but for many that holiday dinner us coming with a side of frustration. a wet mess in the northeast could trigger travel nightmares across the country. our coverage begins with abc's ginger zee. >> reporter: the anderson family packing up in simsbury, connecticut. this near their annual thanksgiving road trip happening a little early thanks to mother nature. >> my husband decided yesterday morning when he started hearing about this big storm come through thee wanted to get on the road tonight. >> reporter: joining 42 million neighbors all hitting the roads, rails, and flight paths to get to their thanksgiving dinner tables. unfortunately what is typically one of the busiest weekends for travel will include a holiday storm. highway officials across the nation are bracing for accidents and delays. >> we have cameras, video detection devices, operators who can dispatch hero trucks. they'll help stranded motorists. >> reporter: the monster storm will hit air travelers as well. >> we are already seeing delays,
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cancellations coming into the new york airports. >> reporter: that's where things get bad, even for folks who may not see a cloud in the sky on wednesday. >> though l.a. is fine, planes will not make it there. every airport will be affected. >> reporter: even alternative modes of transportation are bound to be packed. abc news, new york. >> get ready for the parade there. let's get the latest on this pre-thanksgiving forecast. >> meteorologist jim dickey brings us up to date at accu-weather. good morning, jim. good morning, rob and sunny. of course, big travel day. two big trouble spots. the northeast where strong area of low pressure moving its way along the coast. a strong low battering the northwest. start in the east, storm system continues to depart through the day. the worst is over for many spots. head to pennsylvania, much of new york state, ohio valley.
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heavy rain up and down the i-95 corridor, southeast, heavy thunderstorms here. snow in new england, heavy at times. a heavy wet snow. some spots. and question, 6 to 10 inches here. travel nightmares across maine, northern vermont, new hampshire. while storm continues to batter the pacific northwest. gusts, 50, 60, 70 miles an hour. heavy rain winds down through rob and sunny, back to you. >> jim dickey from accu-weather. thank you for the forecast. a shame it's going to be a mess for so many folks out there today. >> awful. already difficult to travel on thanksgiving because of the numbers of people. >> throw in mother nature's mess. and you think the skies are busy, look at that. from florida, moments ago. this graphic taken, showing all the flights in the air. >> there are so many. >> so many folks. the busiest airport today lax, l.a., chicago o'hare airport not far behind. good luck to everyone traveling today, not going to be easy because of the weather. get to grandma's safely. >> have turkey.
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>> eat a lot of it. save me some too. well, more than a dozen people went to the hospital late last night following an accident involving several vehicles in maryland. when it was over a school bus carrying a girl's high school team crashed in a wooded area. a car and pickup truck were involved. the driver of the truck arrested driving under the influence. emotional night of remembrance in joplin, missouri. six months after an ef-5 tornado flattened thousands of homes, almost wiping that community off the map. hundreds gathered for a memorial service in honor of 161 people killed in the tragedy. a plaque unveiled with their names and the city plans to plant a tree for each of the lives lost. the mayor commended everyone for not losing hope. and a somber moment in dallas yesterday as the city remembered the day president kennedy was shot 48 years ago. dallas police used the occasion to honor a man they say helped them capture presidential assassin lee harvey oswald. the 22-year-old manager of a shoe store was able to alert police and
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point him out when he arrived. abandoned plane at the center of a mystery. it made an unscheduled landing. when workers arrived, they found no pilot, no passengers but found a couple big duffel bags full of marijuana. police are working with a computer and cell phones that were also found at the scene. the same plane had flown out of the airport last weekend. huh. what's going on? >> my, my. >> people got away, high and dry. well, this is just the best kind of story, especially these days when family is so very important. >> absolutely. this story takes us down to florida, the pre-k class of 4-year-old michael kennedy jr. he hadn't seen his dad for six months until he surprised michael there at school. >> while michael kennedy sr. was deployed his daughter emma jane was born.
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not many people know who reggie love is. outside president obama's family he is the person the commander in chief spends the most time with. >> that's because he is the president's body man, a gatekeeper to the oval office and he never, ever talks to the media. >> until now. he is leaving his post. and in an abc news exclusive he is speaking about his job with espn's rachel nichols. >> reporter: reggie love has been a constant presence, feet away from president obama since we first met him during the 2008 campaign. love started in the mail room of the obama senate office then moved to the campaign where he famously bonded with the future president over a shared love of sports, notably basketball. they were both rookies to presidential campaigns. learning their jobs along the way and learning from each other. >> i have hinted to aretha franklin and john coltrain, and
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president a note letting him know the stimulus bill had been passed. >> reporter: has there been time as long the way when you thought this is my life? >> it's the president's life. i think i have just been lucky to have been a very lone passenger on an amazing ride and amazing journey. >> reporting for abc news, rachel nichols. >> extraordinary opportunity. >> and besides the 18-hour days, the reason he is leaving is to attend the wharton school of business, university of pennsylvania. not too shabby. having the ride of his life. traveled a million miles together with the president. 35 times around the world. >> incredible, incredible opportunity. >> best of luck to him. >> absolutely. all right. the gop presidential candidate who is not laughing after an appearance on late night tv. and the disco ball trophy goes to j.r. and karina. get the scoop from the "dancing with the stars" finale. next in "the skinny." ball trophy goes to j.r. and karina. get the scoop from the "dancing
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♪ skinny ♪ skinny ♪ so skinny >> welcome back, everybody. time for "the skinny." the big news today, "dancing with the stars" season 13 has wrapped up. big winners last night as everyone wanted to see, j.r. martinez walks away. the big moment here last night. they announced his name. boom. you see, genuine affection between the two and how thrilled they were. >> translated in the dancing >> ricki lake the first to go. after the dance, instant samba to ricky martin. great back story on him. did really well. congrats, and take a listen after he won. >> first and foremost, america, thank you so much for voting for the both of us throughout the whole time and whole type. -- whole time, believing in us even when i had
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♪ make your own kind of music ♪ sing your own special song finally, a school outside of wichita, kansas, has found a very unique way to make music in music class without any instruments. >> instead the students use ipods and computers, and the songs they're writing will be music to people's ears this holiday season. ♪ >> reporter: these students are playing jingle bells using nothing but their ipads. in fact some of the students would have had no interest in music at all if it weren't for this. >> i can kind of read music now. when i hear a song, i know
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what's going on, i know what different instruments are playing. i can tell what time it is. it's like, i just learned little things you just pick up. >> reporter: sarah wolf wrote her own original christmas song including the vocals on the mac computer, inserting each track like in a real music studio. >> it allows me to play a trumpet even though i have no idea how. allows me to play anything. rhythm with drums when i can't play them on hand. ♪ >> reporter: the first year of teaching the class. mike mccormack started out with the idea of using mac labs for music editing purposes. ipads came into the equation later. young people are growing up with this technology, so mccormack says why not put to the good use. >> besides facebook and texting you can use your phones, ipads for a lot of different things. so that's what was our concept was, i wanted the kids to foe
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